COVID-19

41ST Twitter Chat with Mohammed Chiroma Hassan on the Impact of Technology Tools During Covid19 Pandemic Held on the 27th of August 2020.

The guest was Mal. Mohammed Chiroma Hassan, ICT officer and Head of Bauchi Office who discussed on the Impact of Technology Tools during Covid19 Pandemic.

The #Covid19 pandemic is revolutionizing digital and online engagements across the globe. And I think it is right to openly confess that #COVID19 has exposed the education divide in Nigeria and we must all work hard to bridge this gap.

When children in some communities in Nigeria are not equipped to adapt or transit to new methods of learning and the new methods remain the only avenue to learn. That is the condition that we describe as “EDUCATION DIVIDE”

In countries such as South Korea they have integrated digital technology into government coordinated containment and mitigation process including surveillance, testing, and contact tracing and strict quarantine

And it appears to be the only entity that resisted the negative impact of the pandemic across the globe.

It is obvious that in 21st century, access to the Internet and digital devices and technical skills is a most for full participation in the society and economy.

It has started already partially here but greatly in developed nations.

The solutions are already in existence, we only need enabling environment (right infrastructures) to transit from the manual ways of doing things.

We have seen how digital health tech facilitated pandemic strategies and responsive ways that could have been very difficult or even impossible to achieve manually.

Yes we can, and that is even the reason for the advocacies and campaigns by @ICTAdvocates for government and relevant Stakeholder to help bridge the digital gap in Nigeria.

Technology Tools are software and hardware’s that aided online and offline computation processes. This include all, digital devices or defined set of instructions (software/applications) that help in computation or automation.

It could be recalled that when the Federal Government of Nigeria locked all schools on 19th March, 2020. Some states such as Lagos scheduled TV and radio shows for students. But the truth is not all the students can join i.e those in rural and undeserved communities.

Unlike Nigeria that is still battling to have access and affordable Internet services, development nations are now working on Big Data (date science) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate Covid19 preparedness and tracking of people.

Government should introduce reforms in the national curriculum that would help bridge the gap in inequality through capitalizing in public private partnerships.

@NCDCgov, CSOs and other media bodies have tried in feeding citizens with the right information regarding the pandemic and precautionary measures to help curb its spread.

It is also good to note that some people/communities are still left behind despite abundance of information floating in cloud because they have no means to access anything posted online.

This children or communities are left behind in instances like this, and not just education, they are marginalized in so many basic fundamental rights; access to education, health care services obtainable online, information, adding their voices in governance processes & more.

HIS RECOMMENDATIONS ARE:

To digitalise Nigeria, Federal Government should give priority to ICT sector, invest heavily and all relevant actors (CSOs, Telecommunications companies, @NgComCommission, @NITDANigeria and all) should join and develop a nation digital agenda for all by all.

 

ENGAGEMENTS:

@a_sabo12

 

Hello everyone, Do join me in welcoming our today’s guest on

 

ICT officer and Head of Bauchi Office who is going to discuss on the Impact of Technology Tools during Covid19 Pandemic. Welcome sir.

 

 

@a_sabo12

 

 

Mr

 

@ChiromaHope do you think technology can replace our physical activities looking at how it is playing significant role during this Covid19 pandemic? #CITADAgainstCovid19

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to @a_sabo12 @ICTAdvocates and 9 others

 

The #Covid19 pandemic is revolutionarizing digital and online engagements across the globe

 

@ChiromaHope @a_sabo12 and 10 others

 

We have seen how digital health tech facilitated pandemic strategies and responsive ways that could have been very difficult or even impossible to achieve manually. #CITADAgainstCOVID19 @macfound @a_sabo12 @YZYau @kamalkano

 

@ChiromaHope

 

@a_sabo12 and 11 others

 

This is because they are not equipped to adopt to new methods of learning. The reasons varies from owning TV set/Radio or lack of basic ICT infrastructure to access the online learnings

#CITADAgainstCOVID19

@macfound

@a_sabo12

@YZYau

 

@a_sabo12 @ICTAdvocates and 10 others

 

It could be recalled that when the F.G of Nigeria locked all schools on 19th March, 2020. Some states such as Lagos scheduled TV and radio shows for students. But the truth is not all the students can join I.e those in rural and undeserved communities

@ChiromaHope

 

Unlike Nigeria that is still battling to have access and affordable Internet services, development nations are now working on Big Data(date science) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate Covid19 preparedness and tracking of people.

#CITADAgainstCOVID19

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

 

@a_sabo12

 

@ICTAdvocates

and 10 others

 

And I think it is right to openly confess that #COVID19 has exposed the education divide in Nigeria and we must all work hard to bridge this gap. #CITADAgainstCOVID19

@a_sabo12

@macfound

@APC_News

@ParadigmHQ

@YZYau

 

@a_sabo12

Replying to

 

@ChiromaHope

@ICTAdvocates

and 11 others

 

So what steps do you think we can follow in order to replicate this giant stride looking at how important it is?

 

What do you mean by “Education Divide”, Sir? #CITADagainstCovid19

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

 

@a_sabo12

 

@ICTAdvocates

and 10 others

@NCDCgov CSOs and other media bodies have tried in feeding citizens with the right information regarding the pandemic and precautionary measures to help curb its spread. #CITADAgainstCOVID19

@a_sabo12

@kamalkano

@macfound

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

@a_sabo12

 

@ICTAdvocates

and 10 others

 

It is also good to note that some people/communities are still left behind despite abundance of information floating in cloud because they have no means to access anything posted online. #CITADAgainstCOVID19

 

@a_sabo12

@macfound

@YZYau

@APC_News

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

 

@a_sabo12

 

@ICTAdvocates and 13 others

When children in some communities in Nigeria are are not equipped to adapt or transit to new methods of learning and the new methods remain the only avenue to learn. That is the condition that we describe as “EDUCATION DIVIDE” #CITADAgainstCOVID19

 

@a_sabo12

 

Replying to

 

@ChiromaHope

@ICTAdvocates

and 13 others

 

Comrade as we are heading towards the end of the discussion, what is your final suggestions towards digitalization of Nigeria? #CITADagainstCovid19

 

@realtechmarket

@NITDANigeria

@NgComCommission

@FMoCDENigeria

@DrIsaPantami

@KashifuInuwa

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

 

@a_sabo12

 

@ICTAdvocates

and 18 others

 

To digitalise Nigeria, F.G should give priority to ICT sector, invest heavily and all relevant actors (CSOs, Telecommunications companies,

 

@NgComCommission

@NITDANigeria

 

and all) should join and develop a nation digital agenda for all by all. #CITADAgainstCOVID19

@a_sabo12

 

  1. M Chiroma

 

@ChiromaHope

 

Replying to

 

@a_sabo12

@ICTAdvocates

and 13 others

 

Am excited being with you this afternoon. Bye for now! #CITADAgainstCOVID19

@a_sabo12

@macfound

@YZYau

@APC_News

@ICTAdvocates

 

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